prevention is an international priority, and residents of long-term
aged care fall approximately 3 times more often than community dwellers.
There is a relative scarcity of published trials in this setting.
CONCLUSION: The Sunbeam
Program significantly reduced the rate of falls and improved physical
performance in residents of aged care. This finding is important as
prior work in this setting has returned inconsistent outcomes, resulting
in best practice guidelines being cautious about recommending exercise
in this setting. This work provides an opportunity to improve clinical
practice and health outcomes for long-term care residents